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Pope Francis forces the issue on climate change

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High-profile climate researchers, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and church officials will gather at the Vatican next week for a conference on climate change. It’s Pope Francis’s latest effort to raise the profile of the issue among churchgoers, and it’s sure to make some Catholics hot...(more) 



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Record crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day

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Record numbers of Australians and New Zealanders turned out Saturday to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings amid tight security, a formative event that helped forge their identities as independent nations. Dawn services and parades were held across the two countries on the anniversary of...(more) 



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Japanese man arrested for landing drone on PM's office in nuclear protest

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A Japanese man has been arrested for landing a drone on the prime minister's office with a minuscule amount of radiation in an apparent protest against the use of nuclear power, four years after the Fukushima disaster. Unemployed Yasuo Yamamoto, 40, who lives in Fukui Prefecture...(more) 



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US child star 'takes own life'

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Sawyer Sweeten, the child star of hit US show Everybody Loves Raymond, takes his own life at his family home in Texas. 



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What happened to America’s black farmers?

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John Boyd remembers watching a USDA official toss his loan application in the trash. It was the late ’80s, and Boyd, a fourth-generation black farmer from Baskerville, Va., was counting on a $5,000 loan to keep his family farm in business. Boyd was told to...(more) 



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Gunmen Kill Arts Advocate in Pakistan After Human Rights Event

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Sabeen Mahmud was shot shortly after hosting an event on human rights abuses in Baluchistan Province at the popular arts center she ran, The Second Floor. 



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N.H. abuse defendant kills self before jury deadlocks

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A 75-year-old piano teacher accused of molesting former student shot himself outside courthouse.         



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Australia fears worst for drug traffickers in Indonesia

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Australia has made a last-ditch appeal for Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare the lives of two drug traffickers facing execution, but Foreign Minister Julie Bishop admitted she was fearing the worst. Indonesia has advised consular officials to head Saturday to Nusakambangan, the high-security prison island...(more) 



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Venezuela prosecutor may put jailed mayor in house arrest

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital may be released from prison to house arrest for health reasons. 



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Jailed opposition mayor may be granted home arrest in Venezuela

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Venezuelan authorities requested on Friday that jailed opposition mayor Antonio Ledezma be granted home arrest due to medical problems, a move that could soften international pressure over his case. Ledezma, 59, a lawyer and hardline opposition leader who is mayor of Caracas, was jailed in February,...(more) 



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Final 3 guilty in hazing death of Florida drum major

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Robert Champion collapsed and died in November 2011 shortly after being beaten on A&M band bus.         



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Former Buckeyes teammates Cook, Sindelar top Legends of Golf

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RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Former Ohio State teammates John Cook and Joey Sindelar shot a 10-under 60 in better-ball play Friday to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf. 



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